Microsoft Originally Wanted To Work With Nintendo Before Creating Xbox

Xbox co-creator Ed Fries has talked about Microsoft originally reaching out to Nintendo in hopes of working together before going on to create the original Xbox. 

According to Fries, himself as a representative of Microsoff visited Nintendo to sit down with late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. Microsoft spoke with Nintendo about their gaming plans and asked if they could form a partnership. Basically, you may have guessed it but Nintendo said no. 

The deal was apparently around one of the parties handling software and networking with the other concentrating on hardware. It’s a shocking relevation and one that would have most certainly changed the gaming landscape as we know it today. Both companies could definitely learn a few tricks from the other. 

You can watch the full episode of IGN’s Unfiltered around this below.  

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